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DPE1978
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Target Shooting Finland

Post by DPE1978 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:31 pm

I am an Australian with a Finnish wife. My wife and I (and our family) are visiting Finland over the Finnish summer this year.

We will be driving from Helsinki to Rovaniemi via Turku (where we are taking a cruise on the Viking Grace).

I would really love to do some target shooting at a rifle range while I am in Finland. Can anyone recommend a good rifle range that allows tourists to shoot?

Australia has very very strict gun laws and bans on semi-auto rifles; I understand that you can shoot really fun semi-auto's like AR-15's in Finland, is that correct? (According to Wikipedia it is legal for civilians to own AR-15's for hunting and sorting use in Finland).

I have an Australian gun license for target rifle and pistol shooting, but I doubt that means a thing as a tourist in Finland?

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Karhunkoski
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Re: Target Shooting Finland

Post by Karhunkoski » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:51 pm

These guys do packages for both pistols and long guns. They're based close to Jyväskylä

http://atc.armoria.fi/el%C3%A4mys/aseid ... ilupaketit

If you want to shoot ARs and AKs, you need to find some mates to spread the cost, otherwise it's pricey :(
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Re: Target Shooting Finland

Post by Upphew » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:42 pm

Karhunkoski wrote:These guys do packages for both pistols and long guns. They're based close to Jyväskylä

http://atc.armoria.fi/el%C3%A4mys/aseid ... ilupaketit

If you want to shoot ARs and AKs, you need to find some mates to spread the cost, otherwise it's pricey :(

I'd guess that you'll get to shoot full auto too. And then it gets pricey. You should get 7.62x39 surplus for something like 30c/cartridge when buying in bulk, but Lapua is over 1€... 30/magazine and 3 seconds to empty it... well money is only paper, eh?
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